Information for Recent Graduates

Information for Recent Graduates

 

Am I eligible?

If you are an undergraduate student and have graduated from UTM between June 2022 - June 2024 then you are eligible to apply to this program. Candidates from all disciplines and backgrounds are encouraged to apply to this FREE program.

Prerequisites:

  1. Must have graduated from an undergraduate program between June 2022 - June 2024.
  2. Must have completed the Now That I’m Graduating What’s Next workshop either virtually or in-person.

If the hyperlink above doesn't work, please visit the UTM Career Centre's Online Workshops & E-Modules sectionclick on the "Smart Job Hunting" workshop category, scroll down until you find the "Now That I'm Graduating What's Next" section for instructions on how to attend the in-person/virtual version of the workshop.

 

How does this program work?

This program is designed to help you transition from the classroom to the workplace through scheduled workshops, independent & group work, 1-1 facilitated opportunities and career coaching. To be eligible for paid work placements, you must travel through the program as a cohort and complete the following components:

  • Workshop 1: Introduction to RGOP & Storytelling
  • Workshop 2 & 3: Resume & Cover Letter Writing (Part 1 & 2)
  • Workshop 4: How to Make LinkedIn Work for You
  • Workshop 5: Effective Interviews
  • Workshop 6: How to have Conversations with Employers?
  • Workshop 7: Networking Simulation
  • 1 x Mock Interview Appointment
  • 2 x Career Coaching Appointment

You will also have the added benefit of attending optional office hours, other Career Centre workshops, and employer engagement events in order to enhance your overall job search.

 

Important Dates and Timelines

 
RGOP Programming Components    Dates
Workshop #1June 3, 2024
Workshop #2June 10, 2024
Workshop #3June 12, 2024
Workshop #4June 17, 2024
Workshop #5June 24, 2024
Workshop #6July 8, 2024
Networking SimulationJuly 22, 2024
Mock Interview AppointmentJune 24 - July 9, 2024
Career Coaching Appointment #1July 10-26, 2024
Career Coaching Appointment #2July 29 - August 16, 2024
RGOP Meet the Employers EventAugust 19, 2024
*Please note: Dates and times are subject to change.

 

Am I guaranteed a work placement?

While the Career Centre and program cannot guarantee a work placement, we do make a tremendous effort to help you obtain job interviews with various organizations across the Greater Toronto Area. Please see our list of RGOP sample employers that showcases recent roles and companies that have partnered with and recruited from the RGOP.

 

Require accommodations?

If you require accommodations (e.g. sign language interpreters, assistive devices, large print materials, etc.) please email rgop.utm@utoronto.ca.

 

How do I apply to this program?

To apply to this program, you will need to complete the following steps as outlined on the Get Started Page. 

If you have questions about the program before you consider applying, refer to the questions and answers found in the RGOP Frequently Asked Questions document. 

 

RGOP Cohort Gallery

Are you curious to get a glimpse of how the cohort looks like once you are a candidate? Please visit the RGOP Cohort Gallery to have the opportunity to visualize how the workshops, events, and other pertinent components of the program will be like if you become a candidate.  

 

RGOP Testimonials

To learn about what previous RGOP candidates have experienced through the program, visit the RGOP Testimonials page to gain insight and read about the programming elements and support provided through the candidate’s perspective.

 

I have more questions

To have your general questions answered, you can call the Career Centre at (905) 828-5451 or email at careers.utm@utoronto.ca during the hours of operation for assistance.

 

RGOP Inquiry Form

If you have specific questions about the application, how this program will benefit you, or what type of placements are available, please feel free to fill out the following form and Goppikka Natkunam will get back to you within 2 business days.

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